Ouroboros (2017) film screening

23 November 2023, 19:00  — 21:00

4 Broom Place, Portree, Highland, Scotland, IV51 9HL


Free to attend

Ouroboros (2017) Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Imane Farès, Paris

A group of friends are coming together on Thursday 23rd 7PM for a food, film and fundraiser for Medical Aid Palestine.

We’ll be screening Ouroboros (2017) by Basma al-Sharif. Free to come along, with a donation bucket at the door collecting for Medical Aid Palestine. We’ll have a table of resources for people to share too.
Please contact the Third Ridge team to let us know you’re coming so we can prep food.

About the film:

Ouroboros (2017) by Basma al-Sharif.

1hr 17min

The ouroboros is an ancient symbol of a snake or serpent eating its own tail, variously signifying infinity and the cycle of birth and death. ‘Ouroboros’ is Basma alSharif’s first feature film – an experimental film in homage to the Gaza Strip and to the possibility of hope based on the eternal return. The film follows a man through five different landscapes, upending mass-mediated representation of trauma. A journey outside of time, marking the end as the beginning, exploring the subject of the eternal return and how we move forward when all is lost.

About the artist: Basma al-Sharif

Basma al-Sharif (b. 1983) is a Palestinian artist working in cinema and installation. She developed her practice nomadically between the Middle East, Europe, and North America and is currently based in Berlin. Her practice looks at cyclical political conflicts and confronts the legacy of colonialism through satirical, immersive, and lyrical works.